Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly
Kerala Catholic Youth Movement or KCYM is the official State/Regional Organization under KCBC Commission for youth. It is affiliated to the national youth body Indian Catholic Youth Movement or ICYM. The main aim of KCYM is “The Integral Development of The Catholic Youth and The Total Liberation of Human Society in accordance with the Christian values”. It is to coordinate and empower the human potentials of youth based on the Gospel values, to make them effective agents of change in the socio-religious-political-economic and cultural reality of India, especially of Kerala through National integration. It also aims at making the youth committed to the serving mission of the Church to the least, last and the lost.
KCYM is a federation of 29 diocesan youth movements of Kerala. Each affiliated diocesan movement has equal rights in the federation. Youth between the age of 15- 35 are eligible for membership. Each diocese has its own structure in the Parish, Forane and Diocesan level under the patronage of the local bishop.
The Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese was established in the year 1896. The official catholic youth movement in this diocese began in the year 1959. Youth movement in this diocese is known by the name KCYM. The diocesan movement has 123 units and around 3815 youth.
Patron: Major ArchBishop Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil
Director: Rev. Fr. Thomas Mangattu
President: Shijo Mathew Karumathy
General Secretary: Augustine Kallookaran